Adding subtitles to a dvd

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#1

Hi all.

I’ve read a few guides on this website and others about adding subtitles to dvd files, and I’m very confused. I have windows vista home premium, amd athlon dual core 1.90 ghz processor with 1918 mb ram.

What I am currently doing is - Ripping the dvd with dvd fab decrypter to the desktop.

Then I am using Convertxtodvd 4. I open the program, click on the 4 .vob files, their is always 4, the first three files are usually around 1,048,550 kb and the last one is smaller (About half that size)
Then I go to websites to download the subitles, and drag and drop them on the title set in covertxtodvd 4. Then I click convert, and it adds the subtitles to the movie and burns it automatically.
What I’m concerned about is, since the files are already dvd format, what is the converter converting them to? Am I wasting time doing it this way?
Are their any other fast programs to do this that are easy to use?

thanks very much.


#2

Why not just rip the DVD, along with the subs?..Now if you want to add new subs, you’re better off using methods that will not re-encode and lose more quality…Demuxing/muxing/authoring new DVD…
http://forum.videohelp.com/topic338721.html


#3

I thought that aslong as the movie is under 4.3 gb, encoding countless times makes no difference in quality. is that wrong?


#4

[QUOTE=pearce;2468762]I thought that aslong as the movie is under 4.3 gb, encoding countless times makes no difference in quality. is that wrong?[/QUOTE]
Assuming you’re keeping to the same codec (i.e. DVD -> DVD) it depends on what software you use; some [I]trans[/I]coding software has an option to “copy mpeg compliant streams”; this means that the data is copied from the original stream without modification and no loss of quality. However, not all software has this ability and in general it is better to process your original DVD source as little as possible.


#5

ok thanks all I will try once more with the guide to see if I can do it.


#6

midders wrote,

Assuming you’re keeping to the same codec (i.e. DVD -> DVD) it depends on what software you use; some transcoding software has an option to “copy mpeg compliant streams”; this means that the data is copied from the original stream without modification and no loss of quality.

DVDStyler is one such transcoding/authoring SW ,that will not re-encode/[I]transcode[/I] MPEG2 compliant files…
http://www.dvdstyler.de/